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it is obvious that mohammed morsi fully intends to create hard line islamist regime there as explained in the last 80 years of the group's history. somehow "the new york times" manages to find that moderate, unquote. jon: you're right, jim it is kirkpatrick, that's why you're so good keeping an eye on the media, including me. let's see what president obama had to say when hosni mubarak was in power listen to this. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders, only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, and what i indicated tonight to president hosni mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. jon: so, the president got his wish. hosni mubarak ended up leaving office and look at what we have. who is this guy, this muslim brotherhood member, alan? >> it wasn't up to president obama to change government in egypt. it didn't happen because of president obama it happened because of an arab spring and it happened organically because the people in egypt, which is the way it should happen, we
an uneventful night. >> mohamed morsi under siege after 100,000 protests in the streets. >>> l.a.'s mayor has announced an end to an eight-day strike at the largest port complex. >>> best man's friend is learning a new trick. how to drive a car. get off the road. >> three, two, one. >> god bless us, every one. >>> nine weeks, officially over. >> snooki wants to give baby advice to kate middleton. her number one advice, find out advice to kate middleton. her number one advice, find out who the father is. captioning funded by cbs e to cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." headline out of washington, a lot of talk. not a lot of action. not surprisingly, the white house and congress remain far from any deal to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. >> with just 27 days to go, republicans are not talking with the obama administration and the president is only talking on tv. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. yesterday at the white house there were vague references to conversations about the the fiscal cliff with congress iion r
ago. med ll started last month when mohamed morsi granted himself accaordinary powers. protesters accuse him of acting like a dictator and now he's trying to force through a new constitution. holly williams is in cairo. >> reporter: protesters marched on the presidential palace again epday in their tens of ial sands. "down with morsi" they chanted, "and down with the muslim brotherhood," the islamist group from which the president draws his support. in two weeks of political turmoil, what president morsi has succeeded in doing is hardening and uniting the opposition. his opponents are now rallying around their leaders, some of t pr want president morsi to khep down. khaled ali is a human rights lawyer and anticorruption crusader. do you think president morsi believes in democracy? "morsi doesn't and his party iesn't, either," he told us. "they only believe in power." these protests began when president morsi gave himself near-absolute power. they grew and sparked violent tiashes when he called a referendum on a new constitution written by his conservative allies. yesterday, presid
significant mohammed gamal led a terror cell when egyptian authorities raided his safe house, shootout that ended with a massi ex he admits he's a member of the terror group that orchestrated the siege. next week, hillary clinton will testify to congress about the attack. she'll face serious questions about whether diplomats in conflict zones have enough security. u.s. officials praised egypt officen as this coutry cal david? >> nick, thank you. >>> to syria tonight. the threat of chemical weapons appears to be growing. there is new proof those weapons may be in the hands of both sides. alex marquardt got inside syria where he fir he reports infom e oric' allies, great britals it had seen evidence thatria has prepared wea so far, no proof has been offered publicly at the same time, syria has the rebels could usmicl weapons, racheting up the tension in this conf fighting has gripped the syrian capital, damascus. rebels are trying to take the airport. potentially huge logistical blow to the assad regime. american officials are scared a desperate assad could use chemica
. >>> in egypt this morning, army tanks are protecting the presidential palace as president mohamed morsi prepares to speak to the nation tonight. at least five people were killed overnight and hundreds wounded as the proponents of morsei fought outside the palace gates. holly williams is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. egypt's political strife has now spiraled into violence across the country, including a deadly confrontation in cairo last night. supporters and proponents of mohamed morsi battle to control the streets of the presidential palace, fighting with sticks and stones. some people were carrying guns. other people threw molotov cocktails. six people were killed. president morsi's supporters are still camped out on the streets and his opponents are planning more protests later on today. we are just now hearing from the military's elite republican guard. they are ordering all protests off the streets near the palace. and the deadline is less than an hour from now. president morsi's critics are angry about sweeping new powers he g
with president mohammed morsi with assuming dictatorial powers and ramming through a constitution that many fear will turn egypt into an islamic state. david shanker is the director of the program on arab politics at the washington institute for mere east policy and the former middle east adviser to secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. heather: you were there just prior to morsi's power grab. what was the mood then and did you see this coming? >> i think the brotherhood was very confident and morsi took the opportunity of course after the hamas negotiations of doing this. and i think he thought that he had it in the bag. the people were -- the liberals, the so-called liberals i think were upset, but there was no sign that they were going to actually unify and this really pushed it over the edge. heather: so they have banded together. what about the role of the military, in terms of morsi? the military backed the previous president hosni mubarak. on thursday they intervened for the first time in these latest clashes. what is their role with morsi
to overthrow his government. mohammed morsi is calling for a national dialogue with the opposition this weekend. he also accused some opposition members working with mubarak regime. potential for more death in syria on a larger scale is growing tonight. chief washington correspondent james rosen has disturbing news about weapons of mass destructions. >> a regime helicopter calltured in the skies above syria in the unverified amateur video unloadss something. likely a defensive flare. but the moment epitomizes the threat of nuclear weapons that the syrian people now live. rebel forces are now taking the fight directly to the assad regime inside the capital damascus with a deadly explosion near the arab red crescent building and pitch battles for key airfields outside the city. >> it is clear regime forces are being grounded down and they are losing. >> president bashar assad already killed estimated 40,000 people. president obama top aids will fear the fighting take on gruesome character. >> we remained very concerned. very concerned. as the opposition advances on damascus. that the regime might
become the best friend of the muslim brotherhood in egypt, even as president mohamed morsi was asserting dictatorial powers and his followers were beating up secular liberals in the streets of cairo? when assessing the turbulent events in the arab world, we should remind ourselves that we're witnessing a revolution that may take decades to produce a stable outcome, with the outcome so hard to predict, it's a mistake to make big bets on any particular player. america will help the arab world through this turmoil if it states clearly that u.s. policy is guided by its interests and values, not by transient alliances and friendships. if morsi wants to be treated as a democratic leader, he will have to act like one." and david, i guess we can begin with that question. will he ultimately? can he? and are these fluctuations expected? >> morsi did something that's, in hindsight, a very stupid move. on november 22nd, he announced that he was no longer subject to review by the egyptian courts. and this was read, i think, properly as an attempt to get near dictatorial powers as egypt headed toward
on his own people. mohammed jamjoom joins us with that part of the story. >> reporter: state officials have said they believe syrians are loading chemical weapons, precursors for sarin, a deadly nerve gas on to aerial bomb that is could be dropped on the syrian people. monday cnn reported that u.s. officials believed that the syrians had begun mixing chemicals that could be used to weaponize sarin, but there were no signs that the syrian regime was going to do anything with those weapons. they maintain yet again today that they have no intention of using chemical weapons in syria. carol? >> mohammed jamjoom in beirut this morning. >>> sad ending for a month-long search of two missing cousins. the bodies of 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lyric cook were found by hunters in the wooded area. the two girls have been missing since july. jim spellman has been following the story since lyric and elizabeth went missing. you know, i know the families were hopeful till the end. what a saddened. >> yeah, indeed. we haven't gotten official word from police that the two podiatries fou
it is calm in cairo, but yesterday we saw protests for and against egyptian president mohammed morsi, and the planned referendum about that controversial constitution. voting is set to begin on saturday. due to a shortage of judges used to monitor the polling some of them have called this document an insult, so they are boycotting it. it's extended to a second saturday december 22nd. the opposition to morsi which has branded this coons taougs islamist and none inclusive will boycott it. they said they wanted to participate today in a national unity meeting which had been called for by the military. that has been called off today, apparently mohammed morsi didn't want it, bill. bill: what is the expected outcome of this vote, greg, read twaep between the lines. >> all indication is that mohammed morsi wants to push it forward because he thinks he can win. his muslim brotherhood party and allies won the majority of votes in the last elections here. they have the best grass roots effort, they had the best ground game, and the opposition is divided. they are split between their tactics,
earths and opponents much egyptian president mohammed morsi staging massive rallies one day before voting on a draft constitution that has plunged the count are country into a political hotbed. here is the scene. >> reporter: we are on the eave of that crucial vote. this is what it's all b. this is a copy of the draft constitution. it is 63-pages long, 256 articles and it is causing a lot of problems, including in the egyptian city today of alexandria. protestors for and against president mohammed morsi and the constitution clashing in the streets after a cleric urged a yes vote at friday prayers, he's not supposed to do that. rocks were torn, cars were torched, there were injuries and arrests. so far in cairo it has been quiet. the muslim brotherhood, promorsi forces gathering in one location in fairly big numbers. also behind us here in tahrir square and in the presidential palace the critics of the constitution and president mohammed morsi also gathering. so far the two sides have stayed apart. alisyn: is there anyway to proceed ticket what will happe predict what will happen this week
of president mohamed morsi packed the streets near cairo university as morsi sets a date for a vote on the new constitution. morsi's critics say the constitution was rushed through and paves the way for islamic law. >>> mexico has a new president, enrique pena nieto took the oath of office before the country's congress. his inauguration returned the institutional revolutionary party to power 12 years after being turned out of office. that doesn't sit well with mexicans who accuse it of buying the election. hundreds clashed with police outside congress. >>> north korea is going to try again. they want to take another stab at sending a rocket into space. this time, to place a satellite into orbit. this is all coming from north korea state run media. the rocket will be similar to this one. the planned launch, the window is between december 10th and 22nd. u.s. state department is not happy about it, calling any launch by the north koreans provocative. >>> take a look at live pictures from the white house, which is marking world aids day. a day to ponder the fight against hiv and aids. nations arou
fujita, abc news, tokyo. >>> in egypt, protests against president mohammed morsi are spreading this morning on the streets and in the courts. demonstrators filled tahrir square once again, chanting against morsi's power grab late last month where he seized almost absolute power. egypt's highest court has gone on strike and judges across the country declared their opposition to morsi's move. >>> well, the head of the roman catholic church known for long sermons will start sending shorter messages today, 144 characters or less. pope benedict launches his twitter account. the vatican says the pope will compose his own tweets and will send the first one from his account himself. after that they'll tweet on his behalf. the pope tweeted once before, a year and a half ago from the vatican's account. it's not yet known what his twitter handle will be. >>> and another high-tech messaging system is celebrating a milestone today. believe it or not, the first text message was sent 20 years ago. it came from a british engineer who typed the season's greeting, "merry christmas." billions of
or announced any formal charges as of yet. >>> other stories topping the news, mohamed morsi returned to the presidential palace after tens of thousands of protesters charged that complex yesterday. >>> bad news for workers at citigroup, the bank is planning to cut 11,000 jobs worldwide in an effort to save $1.1 billion a year. >>> congress now planning to restore lifelong secret service protection for former presidents, a response to growing national security threats since 9/11. >>> a new poll shows a split moaning americans on same-sex marriage but reverses the trend of the 55% who opposed same-sex marriage in '08 versus the 36% who supported it. >>> police are looking for a 11-year-old leukemia patient seen being walked out of an arizona hospital with her mom. they say this may be a case of child endangerment because the catheter in her heart could become infected. >>> and finally for you a spokesperson for the royal couple says the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, is continuing to feel better after being admitted to the hospital on monday due to a severe bout of morning sickn
with egypt's president mohamed morsi. nbc is in cairo on this friday afternoon, friday night there in cairo. before we get to the protestors, sir, i know you have new information about voting on the country's draft constitution. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's right, craig. in fact, breaking news just coming here it to nbc. that is that the vote scheduled to begin tomorrow for all egyptians living abroad. this was a vote on egypt's new draft constitution set to take place at embassies around the world. that vote now has been delayed according to egypt's electoral commission. the reason it's so important is because it is an indication as to the insight perhaps of egypt's president more hhamed m and what's taking place on the streets. protestors demand that president morsi rescind a decree that gave him absolute powers that he issued two weeks ago. also, they wanted to see president morsi delay the vote that was scheduled to take place on december 15th inside the country on this new draft constitution. while he has gone aahead and delayed that vote for egyptians living ab
consequences if the political crisis in that country is not resolved. president mohamed morsi is pushing for a solution. but major groups are protesting. protesters have stormed the palace there. >>> and the other winner of that record powerball jackpot has now claimed his prize. arizona lottery officials announcing that the winner has chosen to remain anonymous. but they did say he took the cash option of 192 million bucks. he's married, in his 30s. whoever he is, we know he is not this guy, who was seen in a store in maryland, acting like he was celebrating. he claimed or believed or was faking was the winning ticket. >>> and quite a haul for u.s. customs this week. federal officers seized nearly 36,000 rubber ducks. they were made in china. the ducks, which are decorated for the holidays contain high levels of a chemical that may be unsafe for children. >>> and finally, the story about one mother who couldn't quite make it to the hospital delivery room. bianna's paying close attention here. mercy hospital in cedar rapids, iowa, show a woman giving birth in the e.r. parking lot. that's
saying he never even knew she existed. now he wants custody. abc's mohamed lila has the story. >> reporter: the innocent baby girl trapped in a bitter custody battle. on one side, the girl's biological father. on the other her adoptive parents. terry is a staff sergeant in the u.s. army. two years ago while stationed in south carolina his now ex-wife tyra bland was giving birth in utah. he says he had no clue he was never told he was going to be a father or that his baby girl had been put up for adoption. >> she has a ragt ight to be abo be with her father. that was taken away. >> reporter: his attorney says his ex-wife intentionally gave the adoption agency the wrong contact information meaning they could never reach him for consent. >> he knew i was pregnant. he left when i was showing. i was 7 months pregnant. i lived this. i lived this for three days straight. i lived in that home with no food with my baby girl. >> reporter: the judge ordered the girls adoptive parents, jared and christie frye to give the girl back within 60 days. but they aren't giving in. their lawyers t
appropriate tepro signs of easing despite a call from the was to president mohamed morsi. the next few hours could be tense, barbed wire barricade surround the palace in cairo after deadly clashes between supporters and opposition groups. president obama calls violence there unacceptable. meanwhile morsi is offering to meet with leader but will not relinquish almost near power over the government. >>> and developments in the case against john mcafee. the former fugitive out of the hospital this morning and back in a detention cellen g een in l in guatemala. mcafee spent three weeks running from police in belize where he is wanted for questioning abut his neighbor's murder. >>> we could learn much more today about an alleged terror plot involving a pair of brothers in south florida. the qazis are making their first court appearance in fort lauderda lauderdale. both are naturalized u.s. citizens originally from pakistan. their family call the case a misunderstanding. >>> in washington some difficult negotiations between the staffs of president obama and house speaker boehner, all that of cours
about several things. first of all, all concerning president mohammed morsi and this growing perception that he is making himself too powerful. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. >> opposition factions back protesting against mohammed morrissey for nearly two weeks. most of the protests have been limited to tahrir square, but they're now going to the source of their anger, president morrissey, and his presidential palace. >> why come here? >> because it's -- we got fed up. >> he doesn't respect us. he don't want to listen to our demands. >> reporter: what's your message to him by coming out here? >> that what he is doing is completely unfair. this is not what we asked for. it's complete dictatorship. >> reporter: at one point there were tense moments when protests clashed with police and broke through a police barrier, but things called down pretty quickly. the president in no danger. he left at some point. the protests continue empassioned but peaceful. there you hear the chants of dictator, dictator. like much of egypt, most of these people are muslims, but you'll also find the moderates,
mohamed morsi, his power grab and hastily passed draft constitution that they say leaves them, the people, out of the process. the other group called in by the pro-morsi islamist group, the muslim brotherhood, to show support for the president. it was the muslim brotherhood headquarters that have apparently been set on fire. >>> a family living underground to avoid bombs in syria. cnn takes you inside their chilling reality. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> a little girl in the middle of a nasty custody fight. today, it goes to the nation's highest court. >>> and they're young. they're popular. they're on the short list for 2016. >> we must speak to the aspirations and the anxieties of every american. >> so if paul ryan and marco rubio are the future of the gop, how do veteran republicans feel about that? [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think
, mohamed morsi, staging a new demonstration in tahrir square. he says he will not stop an upcoming constitutional referendum or place himself above the courts. >>> suing nbc over a portrayal of him, editing 911 recordings to make it appear that zimmerman was racist. nbc disputes the accusations and plans to defend itself in court. >>> actor stephen baldwin owes $53,000 in back taxes and penalties. he plead not guilty. the actor handed over a check for $100,000 as a good faith down payment on what he owes. baldwin is due back in court in february. >>> a surprise jump in the number of jobs in november. 146,000 jobs added last month. that's nearly double what some economists had expected. joining me now is former economic adviser to the romney campaign and director of economic policy studies at the american enterprise institute. good morning to you. >> morning. >> give me your take on these numbers. >> very solid report, the fact that we've been growing. and we expected it to drop a lot because of all the problems that they had in the new york area. but that didn't happen. what we see
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's referendum vote on a divisive new constitution. it was drafted largely by allies of mohamed morsi. an egyptian spoke men said that they will aim at ending the political crisis. >>> and a global call for countries to lift their hiv travel restrictions. 45 nations seen on this map have laws that deport, detain, or deny entry to people who are hiv positive. now companies like coca-cola and gap and from the nba say those travel bans are discriminatory and bad for business. until recently, the u.s., too, had regular layings that barred foreign nationals from receiving a visa from entering the country. president obama lifted that ban in 2010. >>> and a chain of check stores is selling what they believe is the, yes, very last shipment of twinkies in the country. jewel said that hostess offered the entire shipment left in the georgia plant, including 20,000 boxes of twinkies and 5,000 boxes of ding dongs, zingers and you can buy them while supplies last but not for much longer. if you're thinking of the gift to give someone, just don't know what to get them, give them a twinkie. >> when w
, thank you. >> now to the crisis in the middle east. rejecting president mohamed morsi's call for reconciliation, refusing to compromise last night as he spoke to the nation. earlier, morsi got a call from president obama after a deadly confrontation between morsi's supporters and his opponents. holly williams is outside the presidential palace in cairo. >> reporter: some people here hope that after days of protests and blood shed, president morsi would make a major concession last night when he addressed the nation in an effort to restore balance. we are expecting large protests here today outside the palace here in cairo. in the city of alexandria, there have been more violent clashes between president morsei's opponents and his supporters. the president's opponents are demanding that he immediately gives up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago. they also want him to postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution, due to take place in just over a week. critics say that constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president mor
those for and against president mohamed morsi after he gave himself unchecked powers last month. the opposition is calling for new nationwide protests ahead of the vote. >>> and the nobel peace prize has been given to the european union. the three presidents of the eu's main bodies accepted the prestigious award this morning at a ceremony in oslo, norway, but this year's choice was not without controversy. three former nobel laureates wrote a letter of protest saying the union doesn't qualify as a peace maker. >>> for the second time in two weekds, an nfl team overcomes the death of a teammate with a victory on the field. this time it was the dallas cowboys. on the sidelines sunday, the jersey of jerry brown jr. was draped over the team bench. a member of the practice squad, brown died saturday in a car crash driven by a teammate, the car was. the cowboys came back from a nine-point deficit to beat the cincinnati bengals on a dramatic last second field goal. brown's jersey was held up after the emotional win, and following the game, cowboys head coach jason garrett talked about
as opponents of mohammed morsi fight each other. it started and both sides started throwing rocks and sticks. this morning, the situation is reportedly quiet. but political term oil is expected to continue with the government saying the constitutional. >> president obama spoke on the phone last night with the speaker of the house. neither the white house nor the office of john boehner is talking about that conversation. and officials say there's no immediate plan. tax hikes and deep spending cuts are set to kick in on the 1st of january. with 26 days left, the white house is telling federal agencies and the pentagon to get ready for massive cuts if they can't find an agreement. >> other big story this morning, a gun is found inside a student's locker in a fairfax county school. >> school officials say there was never any danger to the students or staff. melanie is live this morning with more. >> reporter: well, tony, students are settling in to their classes and continuing to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of staff and students. still neither they nor police have publically said
, including a deadly confrontation here in cairo last night. supporters and opponents of president mohammed morsi battled for control of the streets around the presidential palace. they fought with sticks and stones. some people were carrying guns. other people threw molotov cocktails. egypt state tv says six people were killed. president morsi supporters camped out on the streets and opponents are planning more protest later today. we're just now hearing from the military's elite republican guard they are ordering all protesters off the streets near the pallets and the deadline is less than an hour from now. president morsi's opponents are angry about a new constitution due to be put to a referendum a vote, in less than ten days' time saying he is a dictator and under the new constitution, it represents his islam and fails to protect basic rights and freedoms. the president's supporter meanwhile, accuse the opposition of trying to derail egypt's democratic transition. president morsi says that he wants to negotiate, but is determined to push ahead with the referendum. and in the midst of t
seeking -- [inaudible]. runners up include apple chief tim cook and the president of egypt mohammed morsi. go. >> are you surprised? this is time magazine after all. but i will say, barack obama did have a huge accomplishment. he managed to get re-elected despite his horrific economic policy, so maybe that's why he should win person of the year. >> sarcasm, but i like it. ken solomon runs the tennis channel, he's one of those reportedly in line, the hollywood reporter lists people under consideration including the white house designer, a hollywood philanthropist, this is common practice amongst presidents rewarding those with ambasssdorships. >> big donors and big bundlers usually get ambassadorships. this is not out of the ordinary. what is out of the ordinary is that obama doesn't do this around election time, he does this every single day of his administration. he rewards -- it's crony socialism, not crony capitalism. he rewards those who donate to him. stuart: friday december 21st some say the world will come to an end. varney & company will be on air. we will have a guest tomorrow wh
to overthrow a dictator of 30 years, even if he was an american ally. and now you have mohamed morsi behaving like a, well, a dictator. and he's now got roughly 39, 40 political parties in egypt rising up against him. it is a mess. >> what you're seeing in places like egypt is the difference between democracy and majoritarianism. winning elections is the easy part. the question is whether they can govern, whether there's any tolerance for minorities, for multiple points of view. he did a power grab. there's now pushback. i think it's wrong to assume, though, that all the people pushing back are necessarily democrats. >> no. >> a lot of people are just going to try to take advantage. >> but everybody's pushing back, and certainly elements of mubarak's regime are looking for an opportunity to regain some power. but you also have coptic christian pushing back, other islamists pushing back, some even more extreme. >> exactly. >> you have all elements pushing back here. i'm absolutely bewildered as to why morsi thought he could get away with this. >> these are guys, morsi, who are either in jail o
, the response is nothing. mohammed's son tells us, "today, i sent my brother to get bread at 6:00 a.m." look, it's 3:00 p.m. right now and he hasn't gotten any. the kids haven't eaten." the power is out, as it has been for weeks. and now the water is cut as well. there is a growing sense of desperation among people here. stalked by both hunger and danger. "god gave me these children. these children are my responsibility," the man laments. now i can't even get them a loaf of bread. before, i could. now, i can't. the price of bread has skyrocketed due to a flour shortage. along with it, a population's anger. the situation is so dire that people say society is beginning to disintegrate. this is yet another bread line. we were just at one further up the road where the crowd ended up mobbing around us, furious. they said that they wanted us to leave because they were fed up with people filming them. they feel as if the world is simply mocking their misery. and just four days, the cost of fuel jumped from 85 syrian pounds to 150. but beyond the now astronomical cost of survival, it's the constant fear
. >> elsewhere in the region, egypt right now, we're seeing these protesters, these anti-mohammed morsi protesters moving closer and closer towards the presidential pass palace in cairo. they're concerned about what morsi is doing as far as democracy in egypt. how worried are you about the situation in egypt? >> i think egypt is key to the region, so the answer is, you've got to be extremely worried when you see instability affecting egypt. this is, again, the birth pangs of proper democracy in some ways, but this struggle is immensely important. obviously what's important in these countries where they've moved to a democratic system is that there is a clear understanding that democracy is not just a way of voting but a way of thinking. pant of that way of thinking is that you've got to protect minorities. you've got to -- democracy doesn't function unless it is accompanied by an open mind. and so you can understand there is a lot of anxiety in egypt about the constitutional changes proposed. and even as the international community obviously applauded egypt's efforts in bringing about t
, president mohammed morsi left the palace. ever since the revolution that captivated the world, egypt has struggled on the road to democracy. two weeks ago president morsi gave himself unchecked powers he says to put egypt on a democratic path. there was outrage on tahrir square. we were there. no one here believes morsi when he says the powers are just temporary. they say they traded one tyrant for another. then a surprise. morsi's allies rushed through a new constitution. critics say it could make egypt more islamic and doesn't do enough to guarantee freedom, including women. egyptians will have a chance to vote on the new constitution in two weeks. protesters could boycott. but for now it looks like it will go ahead and the president may very well get his way. alex marquardt, abc news, jerusalem. >>> and back here at home looking frail and in a wheelchair, former senator bob dole made a surprise appearance on capitol hill. dole was just released from the hospital a week ago, and he visited the senate to push for passage of a u.n. treaty, guaranteeing rights for the disabled, but even h
the will -- >> these conditions that mohammed has put forward are unacceptable? >> everything could be discussed on the table, but not conditions. >> he says -- what about, are you open at least to postponing the referendum on the c constituti constitution? moving from december 15th? >> if we are returning back to the will of the people. why should we be -- we can change the constitution, if there is the will of the people to change it. and today it was announced that if there is a need for amendments we can elect a new parliament, and within the new parliament, they have the right to make changes to the prosecution. we insist on returning to the people. the regional source of power. >> the argument -- the accusation that's been made is that president morsi, he was democratically elected. he got just more than 51% of the vote, which is enough to get him elected president of egypt the first election in egypt ever shall we say. he's beginning to act like a dictator. >> well, i think this is unacceptable conditions. he is insisting on carrying on with the democratic process. he's devolving his powers, returning
waiting for president mohammed morsi to speak. this is after a night of violent clashes that killed six people and killed more than 670 injured. tanks, armored personnel carriers clearing the area, scattering clouds of 0 protesters fighting in the streets. the latest spiral of violence after morsi's sweeping power grab. supporters of the muslim brotherhood who back president morsi clashing with opponents saying he made himself a dictator. reza sayah in cairo, the president not spoken. when he does, what might he say? >> reporter: well, nobody really knows what he's going to say other than members of his inner circle, but certainly, there's a lot of pressure on president morsi to calm down this conflict that's been escalating over a few days, especially the last night. we've eagerly waiting for him to speak, but he hasn't spoken yet. we're not quite sure what the delay is. initially, word was that at 6:00 p.m. local time, three and a half hours ago, he was going to deliver his speech and then reports came that this was going to be a taped speech. taped the address. dlifed it to state med
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of the egypt presidential palace and sprayed graffiti. demonstrators threw rocks at the home of mohamed morsi, furious over his decree expanding his powers, putting it beyond judicial review. the opposition is demanding he postpone a december 15 referendum on a draft constitution. critics fear the charter would help the islamist dominated government consolidate its power. >>> an a powerful earthquake struck on japan's northeast coast today. 7.3 magnitude quake shook buildings in tokyo. looking at video there. it triggered a three foot tsunami wave. japan is still recovering from a massive earthquake you remember and tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people last year. >>> wow. the owner of this jewelry store in georgia says it's a miracle no one was killed when this happened. a driver accidentally rammed her minivan into the store. she told police a cannister lodged against the gas pedal. flying glass hit customers, one woman had a deep cut in the back of her head. the store had $30,000 in damage, but thank goodness no one was seriously, seriously injured or killed. look at that, wolf. wow.
out in tahrir square. also amassing supporters of president mohamed morsi and a controversial vote this weekend on a new constitution. today as you might imagine, tensions are very high as the political crisis threatens to ignite new conflicts. reza, what is happening now? >> reporter: ted, i don't think too many people want a repeat performance what have we saw last week, at the presidential palace where the two sides of the conflict met here and came to blows, nearly 700 people injured in clashes, several people killed. today the stage is set for another potentially violent and explosive day, because both these sides again have called for mass demonstrations within the next hour, opposition factions, critics of the president, have set out on marches that are going to culminate here at the presidential palace. in about 15, 20 minutes away from this location, that's where the muslim brotherhood, the supporters of the president, have called for their own demonstrations. i think a lot of people are relieved that these demonstrations aren't going to be at the same location but the pot
is here. she's picking up that part of the story. >> embattled president mohammed morsi went on nationwide tv. he addressed the protests. he seemed to inflamed their outrage. within minutes, the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo was up in flames. reza joins us on the phone from cairo. we want to talk about president morsi in a second. first, you just arrived at the scene of the fire at the muslim brotherhood headquarters. what are you seeing, and what are you learning about who's responsible for this? >> reporter: let's verify what happened. two hours ago, they reported the main headquarters here in cairo was attacked by protesters and torched. we raced over here. we're in front of the headquarters right now. there's no indication of a fire here, but certainly there's a large group of what appear to be opponents of president morsi and the muslim brotherhood. they're trying to do everything they can to get to this building, and they're being blocked by police. so we have yet another standoff. if anyone thought president morsi's speech would pacify these people and calm them down, thi
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